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just. welcome to my world come along for the ride. greetings and salutations we begin today hawk watchers with a little good moves and then some very bad news miles and cries let's start with the good news according the international organization for migration or i.o.m. over six hundred thousand displaced syrians have returned home in the first seven months of twenty seventeen that is probably one of the first real bits of positive news to come out of the very war torn country in a long long time the six hundred thousand is actually comparable to the total
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number of returning refugees for all of two thousand and sixteen which is around six hundred eighty thousand according to the i.o.m. findings indicate that the vast majority of the people ninety three percent returning had been displaced within syria seven percent of people returned from turkey lebanon jordan and iraq twenty seven percent of those returning their home stated they did so to protect their assets or properties another twenty five percent cited an improved economic situation where their roots were originally from almost seventy percent of the refugees are returning home to the war torn city of aleppo which as we know was retaken by government forces back in december now now let's turn to the very bad news things are getting even worse for the people in yemen not only as the number of airstrikes in the impoverished country over five thousand now surpassed all of last year's combined in just the first six months just the first six months of two thousand and seventeen but now the world health organization is reporting that the cholera outbreak in yemen has reached epidemic
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proportions with five hundred thousand now afflicted with smiles the cries the good the bad the news of the world is never just simple anymore is it which is why we continue watching the hawks. well the watching the. social and it's interesting the dynamics between syria and yemen both countries that we in one way in one fashion or another that the united states. was into whether it be missiles or small arms or whatever it may
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be but i think you're starting with the good news it is nice to see that some of the you know syrians are coming home and going back to the cities that they were originally displaced from yeah i think you have to credit the stabilization of aleppo obviously once the syrian army got you know got hold of the city and was able to secure it. mainly with support from russia not coming from the u.s. but really that the it created the ground for this return and to say that everybody is you know necessarily stabilized there are still some rebel rockets coming in but for the most part it seems that aleppo has been secured it's back to stabilize and that's what we you know we've always discussed on this show is the idea of look you cannot destabilize the country and expect things to get better i mean you can't basically destabilize and say well we're going to get rid of assad. no it's probably going to make things much worse and you know there's still six million syrians displaced internally inside of syria not to count. the millions who have
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actually had to leave the country completely so this is just one step forward hopefully it's a big step. you know the reasons the people are giving behind their return as i mentioned earlier you know twenty something percent they want to go back and protect their own property now they feel that they actually have the ability to. do so twenty five percent said it was because of the economic situation actually gotten better where they were originally were from fourteen percent of the economic situations where they ran into is worse so they're having to go back. some sort of social cultural issues such as you know tribal links political filiation as other things were preventing immigration into the area where they where they travelled to an eleven percent said that it was an improvement in security situation so you kind of see it's when you put those numbers together it's kind of split you know a little bit of light ok it's still bad where we went to and it's still bad where we came from but at least you're seeing you know people return to their homes and i
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think that like you're saying about stability that to me is the most important thing because no matter what you want to see happen in syria whether you want to see the removal of assad or you you want to see you know isis you know squash whatever it is you need some form of stability in order to do that you know and that the bottom line is the only people really need to focus on right now are the refugees coming out about country and trying to give them some kind of quality of life i think yeah absolutely and that's the point unfortunately the other bad news is that there's there there have been more people displaced in the early part of this year about eight hundred thousand people were displaced. and obviously it's because the civil war is ongoing but this seems to be an indication that actually things are starting to stabilize things are coming back to normal and so hopefully ability to get in the eighteen thousand who were displaced out of this year most of these people now come back to aleppo and that's just the first wave of what will stabilize for syria if things proceed and we have not been supporting the syrian army any more so i mean i'm sorry not support is there rebels aid or so that sort
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of seems to be good news yeah yeah yeah and you know the other moving over to yemen the words a whole lot of bad news tragically i mean you know that the air strikes in yemen are incredible what's going on there that you know and majority of saudi led strikes. obviously provided by. forces there when you do. their u.k. supply i mean the numbers are. pretty incredible yeah you're looking at basically a mention over five thousand this year that was more than three thousand plus almost four thousand really last year in the entire year so over five thousand this year you probably get closer to ten thousand by the end of the year the country's completely devastated i mean it's clear that there is really i mean there's it's a microcosm of basically could say the regional clash between saudi arabia and iran how much iran is supporting the i mean it's up to debate obviously they're going to support them because they're shia but as far as the amount of arms and whatnot the
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point is that this is this is not going to end this is an intractable situation there's no hope i don't see coming in the near future of saying the saudis going to back down the got one hundred billion dollars from the u.s. in new arms deals right more to come in the future it doesn't look like it's when you're looking at things like there you have the cholera you know basically all the infrastructure the country is destroyed the interesting thing that comes to mind is the entire idea is they want to re-install the former president or the sitting president. they want to see going to rule over for lack of a better phrase i mean if you destroy a country just to put in the old guard. of the country unless it becomes a somalia situation. operating in the south in certain parts and you have just various warlords in the northern mountains i mean. basically the country at this point is looking like somalia i think in the ninety's and again somalia to this
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point really hasn't stabilized for the most part people get on and people find ways of you know finding a living but obviously you have a cholera outbreak that's scary because that can lead to who knows how many even half million already it can lead to a million. diseases. half a million. of color there is suddenly start leaving them suddenly you of color and other parts of the region spring up as well so you know it's definitely you know syria and yemen are not going away anytime soon and we're definitely going to have to stay on their stories but little good news little we can see what happens next. this summer the united states congress passed that countering america's adversaries through sanctions against north korea iran and iraq i mean russia had almost unanimous vote which then trump signed into action but for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction and that reaction may just and the carefully constructed nuclear deal hammered out in two thousand and fifteen between the united states and iran. in miami with more. iranian president hassan rouhani
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issued a direct threat to the trumpet ministration warning his country is capable of restarting its nuclear program within hours speaking to lawmakers during a parliamentary session the iranian leader said washington's ongoing threat of more sanctions could force tehran to abandon its nuclear agreement with world powers president rouhani said once restarted iran's nuclear program could quickly be brought to a much more advanced level than it was back in two thousand and fifteen when the country agreed to cap uranium enrichment levels in return for the lifting of international sanctions the trump administration recently slapped unilateral sanctions against iran for its missile programs and a legit human rights abuses president rouhani says america's new leader is undermining the monumental international agreement reached in twenty fifteen. member states we should know that the field experience of sanctions incursion
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brought their previous administrations to the negotiating table and if they want to go back to that experience definitely in a short time not weeks or months but in a matter of hours and days we will return to our previous situation you much stronger. rouhani also said tehran remains loyal to its commitments under the nuclear deal however the latest remarks from iran's president are likely to ratchet up tensions with the trump administration the white house recently accused iran of violating a u.n. resolution which prohibits the country from undertaking activities related to ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons including launches using such technology now iran denies breaching the resolution insisting its missiles are not designed to carry nuclear weapons marina porton r.t. . you know these sanctions really they strike me as very interesting because if i
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remember the iran deal that obama put together the democrats were like sheering in applauding like hey we found a peaceful solution to this issue of nuclear weapons while the republicans were screaming tom cotton's of the world were and all of them were screaming that they were making a deal with the devil when like all of that but now it seems that both republicans and democrats in their fervor to get north korea and i guess the lumber iran in there as well have basically backed away from the deal or potentially could run away from the deal that the democrats were applauding. you know well it leg in the game of politics right at the actual motivation how much the democrats really really supported i mean there's obviously the argument that the apac in the israel lobby probably doesn't support the iran deal on the whole. at this point isn't that the iranians have really violated anything i mean they have theirs that is far as monitors are concerned the iranians are not violated any part of the deal is simply
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lumping them into this category again it's goes back to the axis of evil speech where i was like well we've got to find a third that's through the iranians and with north korea and iraq and iran if you're saying why do you keep throwing us in the studio. we want to we want to be working with you guys you want to have cooperation with the west and you keep isolating us and it just makes things more extreme there but what's interesting is we were talking earlier tell me earlier about kind of the economic motivation behind a lot of the. round of sanctions that we're seeing is very fascinated well there's a lot of factors i mean first of all you have to factor in mention you know there obviously is with israel as a factor but certainly it's also the saudis the saudis are obviously one of our biggest oil producers in the world if the iranians sanctions lifted you have about a million barrels of oil coming out of out of iran that it's about fifty billion dollars for them for a year and so i think the oil factor is one thing to look at they also have across the. you have to say she's really targeting europe because right now europe is
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getting their oil obviously from russia but with ukraine being very volatile as it is and there's been an issue about the pipelines who are going to build pipelines from ukraine directly russia basically is to do this north stream to the germans want to do with russia to build a direct pipeline to get russian gas into germany because one of the major banks involved in that well they're getting hammered by sanctions all these sanctions violations hundreds of millions dollars that could go up to even fourteen billion dollars worth of sanctions violations with this new round the french banks have also been hammered by for sanctions violations you know because they're using u.s. dollars in their transactions so that on the whole basically you're looking at a game where oil and natural gas are very much obviously. factors for you know european economies but then you also have their banks that are trying to do these deals whether it's with russia or with iran i mean france is also the automobile
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company with knowledge side into almost almost a billion dollar deal with iran for a new automobile so that they're trying to basically have peaceful economies economic relations with iran and russia and they're the ones being hammered the hardest by the. good economics of the world runs on money good economics is what creates peace if everyone is trading with each other and that's less of an inclination to go to war with each other less of an inclination for things to get out of hand really quickly makes me all right as we go to break we're going to let us know what you think of the topics covered on facebook and twitter see our poll shows that are coming up sean stone highlights it was thought provoking interview with author and lecturer black about how the creation of nations in the middle east by the british empire and others outside of the region influence world politics the bay state to watch.
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companies. have much pleasure in conveying to you on behalf of his majesty's government the following declaration of sympathy with the jewish. establishment of a national home for the jewish people being clearly understood. the civil rights of
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existing jewish communities. such as the language and a short note written by the british foreign secretary. the british. one hundred years ago and most are credited as directly leading to the creation of israel as a nation in one thousand nine hundred eight the trouble with the balfour declaration though is that. the british empire to one of their most prominent bankers. world war for control of the colonies and resources from africa to the middle east in asia and the promise of a jewish national home was being offered from someone else's land the ottoman empire ruling over the christian muslim and jewish arabs living in palestine to discuss the meaning implications of the balfour declaration and its legacy. with black author of the transfer agreement the week i be. in the holocaust and many more classic works the balfour declaration makes clear that all groups dead even
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though national rights are being given to the jews to return to their ancient homeland everyone will be treated equally and everyone will have civil rights and this was an absolute. revolution for the world and for the middle east and that's why the balfour declaration and its text was then adopted by the sand remote convention which was the foundation of the. international law and that established along with the league of nations and the mandate for palestine all of these various states i'm sure that you know sean and you know that i know that these maps were also made by people who controlled the oil companies and so it was a british petroleum and to a large extent standard oil and told tal which decided to create arab
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states in syria lebanon and ultimately jordan was invented by winston churchill in one nine hundred twenty with a memo. you know it's really interesting because what do you know i don't think a lot of people pay enough attention to how you know this chain of events starting with the creation. of the redrawing of the middle east has now led to so much of the conflict and strife we see today or. you know it's interesting because you can have the most noble reasons for redrawing these maps but at the same time you're it sounds like you have the lead you know the other hand looking at the most economically greedy interest for you know kind of a bridge trying to have sort of like you kind of see that playing out like ok guys we need to give israel a nation we need a place for these people oppressed through you know most of their history a place where they can be safe but at the same time while we're doing that we can we can carve out this area over here we can do this over here and that's the point . obviously you mentions the oil interest was very big but it was all it was an
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imperial interest and you know partly you could say anti-semitism was behind it because the british didn't except a lot of jews they were saying let's push you guys into homeland but the imperial interest is interesting because miller alfred milne there was actually the real author of the balfour declaration he's there mentioned he was basically the heir of cicero rhodes round table which was basically like the builder bruce of that era and rhodes had made his fortune in south africa and diamond mines and gold mines financed by the child bother of the child is in the letter too and of course rhodes had this idea of maintaining the british empire and part of it is the holy land of you know what it's become to israel know it's also interesting though when you get into like the disintegration of the middle east and you talked with him about that as well absolutely so try to take it to the present day and how what we're looking at to me is very much ok we have the maps of the of the map makers of that era of the twenty's but now here we are we're seeing you know syria is being broken up iraq is has been broken up in many ways you know libya sudan it's been splintered somalia all this fracturing yemen so i was trying to get basically his response as
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to what is really at heart of the disintegration of these artificially constructed nations let's take a look. that's actually the question of the day. this is the question that the vicious murderous group known as isis was asking what they were trying to do with this lines and restore the. arab national enterprise that had begun under fives all remember. fives all who was declared king of iraq. and who declared the king of iraq the king of england declared the king of rock if you could see from this picture of san remo there's five still standing there with lawrence of arabia. right next to him above his right shoulder so if you. look at this agreement made between size
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all in one thousand nine hundred nineteen in a lot. with. invites in the first president of the zionist organization and you can see a graphic of that and you'll see that. it was witnessed by lawrence of arabia the agreement was that the arabs would have their national state and the jews would have their national state. as a was not just on his own as a put up he was the elected president of the second syrian democratic congress but he said if we don't get what we want then you don't get what you want while the the the french the syrian national state which was established of march of one thousand nine hundred twenty was rejected by france so france rejected the deal made to have peaceful coexistence between the arabs and the jews in the middle east but tween the digital is jews and the jews who had settled there after they
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had been. expelled. it is really incredible it's like all these little decisions and then boom they build up their build up in the you know france makes this bad decision at the time maybe right does it but clearly a bad decision you know it's incredible seeing like this chain of events lead up till today certainly and i think at the end of the day when you know when you travel the middle east and you and you know you the issue that i think most people in middle east would have with israel is simply the feeling that it's a european. entity as such it's a european created state with mostly european populated jews who came to live there and there's a resentment that you did this without our permission basically did this is part of the imperial phase of empire building of empires basically deciding on behalf of you know what syria and iraq and you know arabia basically the british put the saudis on the on the throne there so there's all this there's a resent. obviously that goes against europe for the colonial era that continues to
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this present day because. what we really have to get through is peace because i think anybody no one wants to see this kind of strife that we're seeing today no one want to hopefully see it no one want to suit them and ultimately we do want to see peace between israel and palestine we do want to see peace between all these countries there yeah you asked him about this well certainly because we discussed yesterday for example roger waters and others have called for p.b.s. right the best and sanctions against israel i mean i want to go as far as calling it a department apartheid state as bad as what south africa was but obviously israel find itself surrounded in a bind because it's surrounded by neighbors like gaza which which is first virtually an oversized ghetto the west bank with a very stifled economy and so if you have neighbors like this how can you ultimately have peaceful conditions in your country and that's my final question for you. the best way really for to bring peace to the middle east. is remove the money bags take the cash out. if gutter can
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remove its fun and the rand could remove its funding for hamas if the united states can stop giving a quarter to a half a billion dollars a year. to the palestinian authority. and of which approximately a half of all foreign aid goes to pay terrorists salaries if you let these people just live together and work together you will see peace emerge but what is the biggest export of the palestinian territories the biggest export is terror terrorism the need for foreign aid and the and the unrest created by this horrible status quo people should be left alone or remember the third largest political party in in israel with eleven percent of the votes necessary to quite a bit of the country going on is the arab party created by a coalition of. arab parties that there are two hundred thousand arabs both muslim
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and christian who are working every day in as israeli citizens driving buses coding computers working in hospitals working in factories their engineers their everything some thirty thousand palestinians are crossing the line every day to work in those same to work in those same jobs nothing will bring peace. into the middle east by letting people get on with their peaceful relationships but when israel and its and and post nine hundred sixty four palestinians are constantly in the throes of an in an international roulette game being played by the e.u. by the united states by russia by the oil kingdoms it's impossible for peace to come to the. surface but if left alone if left alone i
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believe with this much hate and venom and bloodshed that we have seen the israelis and the arabs including the arabs debt renamed themselves palestinians in one nine hundred sixty four can extend this circle of coexistence. basically just get the hands you know get the arms out get the money you know get all of that out of the fire get other people's hands on the fire and let them figure out a way to peace and maybe we'll get there a little bit sooner essentially. i think that's really what it boils down to and obviously yeah there's a lot of sense to be made in that regard i mean it's very brutal conditions obviously if you're living in the west bank it's hard to see how they could have a you know export economy you know and with that with the way it is but i do you know i do believe that they are being used that wielded by these external powers who want to create tension for economic purposes and other factors. are. well the bald eagle was chosen to be the national emblem of the united states back on june
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